Compassion House has been serving pregnant teens and their babies for thirty years. We are located in Springdale, Arkansas.
Our primary purpose is to empower pregnant teens in crisis by providing housing, case management, education, and life skills to help each resident succeed and be a healthy contributor in the community.
We work closely with each resident by providing intensive case management to develop growth plans with goals that are individualized to that resident regarding education, initiative and accountability, life skills, employment, managing money, support network, substance abuse, physical health, emotional/mental health, time management, housing stability, and legal issues. Each resident will receive counseling, housing, access to clothing, food, personal hygiene items. They will be matched with a labor coach and mentor. They will be setup with a program completion guide that outlines classes they will attend and sets up goals specific to their needs including life skills in the categories of financial literacy, workforce
development, parenting/relationships, and healthy living.
Compassion House is funded through individuals, businesses, events, grants, and foundations. We rely heavily on community support. Currently, we do not receive any state or federal funding. All funding comes 100% from community gifts. We are a 501c3 charitable organization.
We get referrals and walk-ins of pregnant teens ages 19 and under from all sorts of sources – churches, other non-profits, homeless shelters, juvenile courts, local schools, human trafficking organizations, etc. We work with each resident to develop an individualized plan that meets their unique needs.
Compassion House operates with a full time Executive Director, a full time Case Manager, a part-time Development Coordinator, two night-time House-Moms, and part-time House Parent relief staff.
We also rely heavily on volunteers and interns to assist with day-to-day duties.